Maine LD 255: An Act To Preserve the Integrity of Maine’s Shellfish Industry by Increasing the Penalty for Interfering with Permitted Harvest

LD 255 (subjects: AQUACULTURE , SHELLFISH )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=255&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Stanley Gerzofsky of Cumberland: (D – District 24) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 Senate Committee on MARINE RESOURCES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Baker of Sagadahoc REFERRED to the Committee on MARINE RESOURCES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/3/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on MARINE RESOURCES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/13/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-84) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-84) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/14/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-84).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/19/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/20/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
6/1/2015 House Bill RECALLED From Governor (Pursuant to Joint Order – House Paper 983)
On motion of Representative PIERCE of Dresden, under suspension of the rules, the House RECONSIDERED its action whereby the Bill was PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
On further motion of same Representative, the Bill and accompanying papers were COMMITTED to the Committee on MARINE RESOURCES.
In NON-CONCURRENCE and sent for concurrence.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/2/2015 Senate On motion by Senator BAKER of Sagadahoc The Senate INSISTED To ENACTMENT , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/3/2015 House The House RECEDED and CONCURRED to PASSAGE TO BE ENACTED.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/17/2015 Senate On motion by Senator CUSHING of Penobscot Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending CONSIDERATION
Unfinished Business
6/17/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President ProTem
LD 255 In Senate, June 17, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 34 in Favor and 0 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/19/2015 House On motion of Representative KUMIEGA of Deer Isle the Bill was TABLED pending RECONSIDERATION.
Later today assigned.
6/19/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/22/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 303V
116 having voted in the affirmative and 23 in the negative, with 12 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/22/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 303V
116 having voted in the affirmative and 23 in the negative, with 12 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 255 as originally introduced. L.D. 255 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-84) .

An Act To Preserve the Integrity of Maine’s Shellfish Industry by Increasing the Penalty for Interfering with Permitted Harvest

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA 6674, as amended by PL 2009, c. 229, 18, is further amended to read:

6674. Interference with municipal shellfish aquaculture permit

A person may not knowingly interfere with the ability of a person who holds a municipal shellfish aquaculture permit from carrying to carry out the privileges granted to the permittee under that permit. Except for the permittee, a person may not take disturb or molest any shellfish in an the intertidal zone in the area that is included in a municipal shellfish aquaculture permit. A person who violates this section commits a civil violation for which a fine of not less than $100 $500 nor more than $500 $2,000 may be adjudged.

SUMMARY

This bill increases the fine for a person who commits a civil violation of interfering with the ability of a person who holds a municipal shellfish aquaculture permit to carry out the privileges granted under the permit. The fine is changed from not less than $100 nor more than $500 to not less than $500 nor more than $2,000. The bill specifies that the area in which the interference is prohibited is the intertidal zone in the area that is included in the permit. The bill also clarifies that the prohibited action includes disturbing or molesting shellfish, not only the taking of shellfish.

Patterns of Support

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